Scenic Hudson Acquires 590 Riverfront Acres in Columbia County

Scenic Hudson announced Wednesday that it has permanently protected 590 acres of land along the Hudson River in the town of Stockport.

                                                                                                                    Photo courtesy of Scenic Hudson

                                                                                                                    Photo courtesy of Scenic Hudson

Tidal wetlands, forested bluffs and grasslands are among the undeveloped 2.4 miles of shoreline now protected by the organization.

According to Scenic Hudson, the land is adjacent to 296 acres protected by the organization in 2011 and included in the state Department of Environmental Conservations’s 1,500-acre Stockport Flats unit of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve—a field laboratory for estuarine research and education.

The organization has conserved more than 30,000 acres in the Hudson Valley and is credited for launching the modern U.S. environmental movement with its 1960s fight to preserve Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands from being developed as an industrial plant.

The full press release announcing Wednesday's acquisition can be found at:  http://bit.ly/1DDdMIO